Thursday, April 30, 2009

how much is too much and Im not talking about scrabooking.

I really love American Crafts. They are a fabulous company, always on top of the market, and always full of beautiful new line of terrific thickers. I love these new rain boots thickers. They are skinny but puffy, and they are gorgeous. Remember those MOD sheets I mentioned before, from SISTV? Gotta Its the yellow grid here.

I had my meeting with the first school. Opinion/ Impression wasn't so great. It seemed way to expensive, but on the positive note you could graduate in 36 weeks. I don't want to be in school for years and years, but a quick in and out its what I'm looking for either. They also don't accept "hope" or any other form of student aid besides the Federal Pell grants.

Doing my research, I discover a Radiography program offered at the local tech school. Its very affordable and I love the idea of doing ultra sounds. How cool would it be to reveal to an expectant mother the sex of their child. Oh my, I would love that. Downside, the program only accepts 20 new students per year. You must register and finish what they refer to as health care science certificate, which is mainly core classes, and then apply for this program, and be chosen based on HOBET test score, attendance and previous grades. I'm a glass half empty kind of girl, so I would be afraid to risk this for failure to gain acceptance. Then I would have wasted my time with the health care certificate as its not really good for anything in the real world, job wise. The medical assistant class doesn't require those classes. I'm not interested in massage therapy or EMT so I couldn't use those credits for anything if I chose that route and didn't make it in the class. Now I was pretty smart in school and most things came easy to me, but I have forgot most of the math I learn. The HOBET test has advanced algebra and calculass sections. In high school I took, algebra A&B and then moved to Geometry A, B and Geometry 2A, B. I loved Geometry. So yeah who knows how I would mange with those formulas there. And no calculators are allowed. BUT ...... At this school, the medical assistant program, is a diploma certification, instead of an associates degree. Therefore, I am a bit hesitant. So many choices to make ,so little time.

Does anyone have any genuine advice or guidance to share?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The Mosy scrapper is going out of business. Starting May 2-8 they are having a 50% off sale. Previous kits, Pink paislee alphas and their new fetching fabric flowers. HERE I'm hoping to get my hands on their Aubrey and maybe Hootie kits. Hopefully I remember the sale.

The beautiful dark skinned Sarah (yes those are her words) is giving up a double, yes 2 winners, RAK over at her blog. She is so inspiring, go check her out and tell her I sent you.

On another note, I have accepted the invite to Design with Pamela Young, over at Scrapbook Challenges for the next three months. I've Guest Designed on a few challenge sites before, but I've never been on an actual design team. I'm excited for the opportunity though. I'm not sure if its my thing or not, so we'll see how it goes. Also Pamela works very hard on this site. She designing and post weekly sketches, challenges along with finding monthly sponsors. Come play if you find the time. My first challenge goes up on May 4, and will b titled Blue-tiful skies.

Here is the sketch for this week. If you play along, be sure to link, for your chance to win.

I'm thinking about changing up my blog with a new look. What do you think? Does anyone know how to add the post separation bars into your blog? Do tell?

Annie from the DT over at SC tagged me today with this lovely. Its one I haven't seen before and a different concept. Birthday Wishes and Desires.

This is what you do, should you decide to play along.

1. Make a list of what you want for your Birthday.
2. The list should be 10 numbers.
3. Include the image of this Award on your Post.
4. Give it to 10 Friends of yours.

My birthday is 10 months away here goes: Since this is for fun they will be things I really want but not actually items I would ever ask for. Im not this selfish.

1. Yellow or Purple Ipod Nano
2. I need this
3. Kenny Chesney concert tickets
4. This Dooney & Bourke bag
5. This one too
6. Sugarland Love on the inside CD
7. This top at Forever 21
8. This beauty for house cleaning purposes of course! ;)
9. This sparkly machine (yes I seriously love them)
10. AND The ultimate gift, would be tickets to see this man. Adored him my entire life.

Instead of listing everyone, If you would like to play along, consider yourself tagged by me. :)

Off to bed, as I have a meeting with the first school tomorrow. I cant wait, and hope it goes good. I am serious about this you see.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Digital freebies

Just a list of site for free digital freebies.

00: Digi Depot

01: SotoCreations
02: PinkuPixie Digital Designs
03: Kolor'Scapez!
04: Elemental Pixie
05: Foxylady Creation
06: Bits N Bobs
07: Outback Dezigns
08: Lizard Dau Designs
09: CandysTreasure
10: Oopsie Daisy
11: Channi D
12: The Queen and the Princess Designs
13: Designs by Teri~
14: Capture Life Designs
15: Tammy Jo's Creations
16: Blind Sight Designs
17: King Frost Creations
18: Tiffany's Treasures
19: Moo's Scraps
20: Bluevelvet DeZigns
21: Moodz Scrapz

Mags -
DesignsByAmilyn -
Gina -
Jen -
Aubrey's Mom -
Donna -
Foxy -
Debbie -
Becky -
Linda -
Candy -
Joyful Moments Designs-
Shel -
Lei -
BlueVelvet DeZigns-
AllieKat Creations --
Lynn -
Buzybee Designs -
Deanna at Flower Scraps -
Anne -
Bits N Bobs -
Willow Grace Designs -
Cyndi, Wetfish Designs -
Bonnie/The Maltese Scrapper -
Mardesia -
Catt -
Gail -
Morgaine Creations© -
VanJo Designs-
beckmoore(Debbie) -
Elemental Pixie -
Isabella -
Wendy & Sarah - WillowRaven @ Purple Dragonfly Creations -
Lynn -
Blind Sight Designs -
Bhe Lacson -
Cottage Stella -
Mandy -
Jessi- SnapScrapCreate/
Panda Bear Designs -
My Sweet Tater
Lois AKA Ladye -
Stacy @ Kalo Designs
Dawne at Desert Bloom Designs -
ScrapperGirl Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie} -
by God's design -
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara -
Digital Scrap Fun -
Heather -
  1. Jillann's Creations
  2. Simply Irresistible
  3. Made by Justine
  4. Scrappin With Lil Ole Me
  5. MoonBeam's Creations
  6. Country Hollow Creations
  7. TTs Creations
  8. KiKeKa Kits
  9. Donna's Scrappin' Designz
  10. Reece's Pieces Scraps
  11. Classie Creationz
  12. Gothic Inspirations
  13. Tiggs Scrap Designz
  14. Lyn Designz
  15. Arty-Pharty
  16. Captivated Visions
  17. A Swtlyre Creation
  18. I Got Lucky Skraps
  19. Kimmie's Kreations
  20. DMK Designs
  21. Queen Brat Designs
  22. Scraps With Attitude
  23. Connie's Creative Chaos
  24. Teri's Scrappin Playtime
  25. Bits n Bobs
  26. Stacey's Designs
  27. Artistic Scrap Creations
  28. Miguy Designs
  29. Kathy Winters Designs
  30. Bel Vidotti Scraps
  31. Desejos & Sonhos
  32. Twin Mom Scraps
  33. Designs by Kelly
  34. Imps Provisation
  35. Artlor Designs
  36. Bhebhethartz Designs
  37. Jaded Delusions
  38. Purple Dragonfly Creations
  39. Julies Jems
  40. Crazy Lady Scraps
  41. Designs by Fireheart
  42. Twisted Angel Scraps
  43. Foxylady Creations
  44. Southern Scrapz
  45. Candys Treasures
  46. Country Girl Creations
  47. Lady Snowflake
  48. Linda's Dream Designs
  49. Pimp Your Tags
  50. Rachelz Expressionz
  51. Scraps by j0eswife
  52. Oopsie Daisy
  53. Blue Velvet DeZigns
  54. Patz Scrapz
  55. Moo's Scrap World
  56. JIC Creations
  57. Girlfriend Designz
  58. Colleen's Creative Scraps
  59. 3 + 1 Scrapping
  60. Scrappy Stuff by Essy
  61. Scrapping Kittens
  62. Litterbox Creations
  63. Designs by Tinkerbell
  64. Doohickey Designs
  65. Morgaine Creations ©
  66. PinkuPixie's Bits n Pieces
  67. Dreamland Designs
  68. Heavenly Creations by Gabby
  69. Hezascraps
  70. Dazzling Scraps
  71. Heartfelt Perfections
  72. Crazy Cakes Scraps
  73. Natures Creations
  74. Designs by Pebbles
  75. Scrapper Girl Designs
  76. Joyful Moments Designs
  77. Ms. Jordan's Stash
  78. Channi D's Scrapbook Freebies

Thursday, April 23, 2009



I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words, as result from my last post. Its much appreciated.

I decided I want to go back to school. I've always wanted to go, but other things always stood in the way. My mothers divorce, then money, my little sister needs, bills etc....Now it seems like everything is in place, where I can concentrate on this for myself and to give Blake the best life he deserves. Where do I start? Back in my early days, I wanted to be a elementary teacher, probation officer, and a social worker oh and I cant forget Surgical tech, and a RN. See a pattern here? I like to help people. So naturally, I want what I consider to be an important job. Also job stability is important, now that Josh is disabled. I need to do this for Blake and for myself. Ive already waste 10 years, and I know if I don't go soon, than I never will. How can I insist Blake finished college, if I didnt.

I have narrowed it down to 3 possible choices...

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing

I cant make a decision between these. I like the office end but, I'm not sure the available job out there, I would like to be an assistant especially for a woman's pregnancy clinic /office, Coding billing interest me bc I'm good with math and rules regulations, but I have a slight case of dyslexia, when it comes to dealing with #'s. Its very seldom, but occasionally I will switch 2 #'s around. Does anyone out there hold any of these positions? Any Advice?

Are you familiar with Pamela Young? She is one of my favorite artist and a very talented lady! She leads a group on myspace called Scrapbook Challenges. Every Monday she post a new original sketch and the Design Team over there also issues challenges throughout the week as well. I played along with this weeks sketch #139, (and yes they are link to the other 138 sketch from Pam). I really love the my results. When I printed off these Pics I hated the way they looked, I felt like I missed the entire egg hunt part, and was ready to throw them out. After trying the sketch, I'm happy with the pics and the page. Thanks for the inspiration Pamela.
And yes the page is on a pink background, but I still love it.

Egg Hunt

Lydia, this is off to you.
I hope you like it.
I hope it makes the trip safely.